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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Orioles and RHP Chris Tillman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.315 million contract.
It's the second-highest salary ever for a first-time arbitration-eligible starter (David Price holds the record). Tillman earned the raise after putting up a 3.34 ERA across 34 starts last season for Baltimore. Jan 16 - 2:17 PM

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According to Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, the Orioles and Chris Tillman have mutual interest in a contract extension.

The 26-year-old hurler is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, and isn't set to hit free agency until 2018. He has logged over 200 innings in each of the past two seasons, posting a 29-13 mark with a 3.52 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Source: MASN Sports
Jan 3 - 9:22 AM

Chris Tillman would start Game 5 of the ALCS against the Royals if the Orioles are still alive.

That's also assuming that he's not used in relief on Wednesday, as it will be all hands on deck in an elimination game. Tillman gave up five runs over 4 1/3 innings in Game 1.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 02:01:00 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Chris Tillman is an option to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Wednesday.

Showalter likely won't make a final decision until after Game 3. Tillman gave up five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Game 1 last Friday. He would be going on normal rest if he gets the call in Game 4. Using Miguel Gonzalez is the alternative.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Chris Tillman struggled in a no-decision against the Royals in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander walked a pair and struck out three on the evening. Most of the damage against him came in the third inning, where Alcides Escobar launched a solo home run and Alex Gordon delivered a bloop three-run double down the right field line to give the Royals an early 4-0 advantage. They would tack on another run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth before chasing Tillman. The O’s will now turn to Wei-Yin Chen as they look to even the series on Saturday.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:53:00 AM

Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Royals on Friday.

That was the assumption already, but it's now official. Tillman will go up against James Shields to begin the series. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has yet to announce his plans beyond Game 1.
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Chris Tillman lasted just five innings Thursday but was good enough to pick up the victory, allowing two runs in a 12-3 win over the Tigers.

Tillman struck out the side in the first but then served up solo homers to Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez to lead off the second. He settled back in after that, but a rising pitch count (105) meant an early exit. All told, though, it was a solid effort from Tillman, who yielded four hits, walked one and struck out six. He'll pitch Game 5 of the ALDS if the series lasts that long.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 09:58:00 PM

Chris Tillman allowed four runs over six innings, taking the loss as the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles 4-2 on Friday.

Tillman, who was recently tabbed as the Orioles' starter for Game 1 of the ALDS, was subpar against the Blue Jays in his final start of the regular season. The right-hander surrendered 11 hits, walked none, and struck out five. He rounds out the regular season with a 13-6 record, a 3.34 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a 150/66 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Chris Tillman will start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Orioles.

O's manager Buck Showalter made that announcement on Tuesday evening. Tillman owns a shiny 3.26 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 201 1/3 innings this season for the American League East champions, and he has been especially dominant since the All-Star break.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Chris Tillman allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings on Saturday, improving to 13-5 on the season.

Both runs against Tillman came in the first inning, when David Ortiz launched a two-run homer off the right-hander. After that, Tillman put it on cruise control and the Red Sox weren't able to touch him again. Tillman has been the epitome of consistency this season. Outside of a rough May, when he posted a 5.68 ERA, Tillman has not posted an ERA higher than 3.67 in any given month. He's been near unhittable since the All Star Break, putting up a 2.01 ERA and a .202 BAA while posting a 65/16 K/BB ratio over 76 innings.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:20:00 PM

Chris Tillman pitched well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Tillman fanned six batters on the night while issuing just one free pass. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Martin Prado launched a solo home run. In the midst of another strong season, Tillman will carry a 12-5 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/64 K/BB ratio into next weekend’s start against the Red Sox.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Chris Tillman held the Red Sox to one run over five innings in Tuesday's win.

Tillman scattered six hits and two walks, limiting the Red Sox to a lone run with the aid of five strikeouts. The sole run against came on a Xander Bogaerts home run. The win was a continuation of an incredible run for Tillman and the Orioles -- Tillman hasn't lost since July 12, and the O's have won his past nine starts. Tillman is 12-5 with a 3.36 ERA, and he'll look to keep his good fortune going against the Yankees this weekend.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Chris Tillman was given a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings, as the Orioles powered their way to a 9-7 win against the Reds on Thursday.

Tillman left with a four-run lead but it was soon erased as the Reds came back against Brad Brach. The right-hander gave up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. Tillman hasn't lost a decision in the second half, and has a 3.40 ERA with a 128/61 K/BB ratio. He'll take the hill at Fenway Park on Tuesday next.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 10:55:00 PM

Chris Tillman limited the Twins to one run in five innings Saturday in the Orioles' 3-2 victory.

Tillman gave up six hits and walked three, and had to be lifted at 100 pitches before the top of the sixth inning. He did not factor into the decision because the O's didn't take the lead for good until the bottom of the seventh. Tillman will carry a 3.36 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home versus the Reds.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:28:00 PM

Chris Tillman allowed just an unearned run over seven innings to cruise to a win over the Rays on Monday.

Tillman was supported with three runs in the third and six in the fifth on his way to his 11th win. He finished the night with just two strikeouts, but he got 12 outs on the ground. He's 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five starts this month.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:39:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
3Steve Clevenger
1B1Chris Davis
2Christian Walker
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Alexi Casilla
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Paul Janish
3Rey Navarro
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Jimmy Paredes
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Chris Parmelee
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2Delmon Young
3David Lough
4Alex Hassan
DH1Steve Pearce
2J.P. Arencibia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Kevin Gausman
6Ubaldo Jimenez
7Tyler Wilson
8Eddie Gamboa
9Jason Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7T.J. McFarland
8Ryan Webb
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe
11Cesar Cabral